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6 March 2019 Artificial intelligence in legal and contracting

With its claims to disrupt and transform many areas of our lives, AI is now part of our day to day vocabulary.

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20 February 2019 Brexit frustration

Are you frustrated by Brexit? If so, that’s more than can be said of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) £13m a year lease at Canary Wharf.

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18 January 2018 Transformative health-tech in 2018

Last week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased some emerging consumer technologies - from a sensor which tests food for peanuts to air-bags for your hip.

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5 May 2017 Is the fact enforcement would be a “complete nightmare” reason enough for security for costs?

The Royal Bank of Scotland is current embroiled in a £12billion class action brought by its former shareholders over the bank’s fundraising before its 2008 government bailout.

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25 April 2017 SPA breach of warranty claim successful for non-disclosure

The claimants in Paul Kitcatt & 11 Ors v (1) MMS UK Holdings Ltd ('MMS') (2) Publicis Groupe SA ('Publicis') [2017] EWHC 675 (Comm) were successful against MMS in an action for breach of warranty in a share purchase agreement (SPA).

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12 April 2017 The apprenticeship levy is in place, but are your service contracts?


As of 6 April, the controversial apprenticeship levy came into force. This is effectively a 0.5% tax on employers with a pay bill of more than £3m. The levy money flows into a centralised apprenticeship training fund.

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11 April 2017 Blue v Ashley - when can a defendant rely on expert evidence?

The defendant, Sports Direct founder, promised to pay an investment banker £15m if he could double the chain’s share price in three years from £4 to £8.

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3 April 2017 Private Members' Modern Slavery Bill dropped but the Modern Slavery Act 2015 remains fully in force

The Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill has effectively been dropped by its sponsoring MP and will not progress any further.

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3 April 2017 Procurement challenges - what constitutes confidential information?

Guidance has been given as to when information relating to a procurement challenge ought to be regarded as confidential and cannot be shared with third parties.

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11 January 2017 Smile... you're a worker

Following the judgment in Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd, there is a risk that contractors are in fact workers within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and entitled to the protections that the legislation affords.

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